Feds Stop Nuns Growing Marijuana For Cancer Treatment

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Up until this year 2016, there were a group of nuns legally growing and selling medical marijuana and hemp products to those in need in the quiet town of Merced, CA. These sisters hadn’t faced any issues, until now. As of January 4th, 2016 the City Council of Merced put a temporary ban on medical marijuana cultivation. This temporary “ban” is allowing several municipalities in California the ability to ban certain aspects of marijuana cultivation. In turn, giving cities time to create their own regulations. However, if the cities fail to create their own regulations by March 1, 2016 — then all the power/control goes to the state.

As you can imagine this has become very frustrating for the nuns— better known as “The Valley Sisters.” Sister Kate of “The Valley Sisters,” had this to say to ABC News after learning these new restrictions: “We make CBD oil, which takes away seizures and a million other things. It’s very high in demand from cancer patients right now. And we make a salve that’s a multi-purpose salve, but we found out it cures migraines, hangovers, earaches, tooth aches and diaper rash.” Unfortunately at this point in time all there is left to do for these sisters and their medical marijuana cultivation is to pray. They are very much hoping that the government will “embrace, regulate and tax” medical marijuana rather than keeping the ban on cultivation.

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